Author Archives: RAD Team

Charity Fix Up – Kids Bikes for XMAS

Join us down at the RAD shed to fix up kids bikes to giveaway for XMAS!

All ready-to-ride bikes at the end of the day go to Barnardos, one of NZ’s largest providers of children social services.

So bring your whanau, join the fun, learn some new skills and help others.

We’ll fire up the BBQ to keep the helpful helpers happy.

AND… there’ll be some freebies up for grabs for those who prove their RADness!

All donations of dungers are greatly appreciated.

Cycle Powered Cinema is back!

Saturday 20th August

RAD Bikes presents Cycle Powered Cinema at Space Academy  (371 St Asaph St, Christchurch)

Free admission

  • Evening of funtimes
  • Short films rolling – “100 ways to be RAD”
  • Powered by human-bicycle engine
  • Mobile RAD fix up’s
  • Kids friendly, riders encouraged
  • Bar features a range of craft beers, international wines and cheese from all around New Zealand.

Thanks to Christchurch City Council and Cycle Christchurch

CPC Program

4pm-7pm: Mobile RAD Fix Up’s
5pm-7pm: CPC Family & kids session
8pm-10pm: CPC Evening session
10pm-late: Cycling shorts with beer and banter


Some of the films scheduled for screening:

Mobile RAD Fix Up’s

Have your bike tuned up in good working order while watching a film? How amazing is that?! For a koha, our fix it workshop crew is there to check and tune up your bike. We’ll cover the basics with a safety check, general inspection and advise, adjusting the gears and brakes, inflating tyres and tightening all the loose jiggly bits to the correct tension. Puncture repair kits and spoke reflectors will also given away for FREE while stocks last.

Don’t have a bike or could use another? RAD will be displaying our best vintage bikes that deserves a new owner, these blasts from the past have been restored to good working condition and will be a splendid choice for your daily commutes. Your koha for the bike helps keep cycling heritage alive and sustains the RAD project to continue to serve the community well.

The fix it workshop is a great opportunity for you to have your bike checked by our mechanically competent RAD volunteers, we want you to be inspired to get out and ride your bike!

Time: 4pm ~ 7pm. First come first served basis.
Venue: Space Academy foyer

RAD’s Waste Minimisation Report

RAD Bikes is proud to share our brand new Waste Minimisation Report!

Over the last year, RAD Bikes has assessed it’s waste minimisation impact and identify future opportunities. The resulting report outlines our waste, our impacts, our lessons learnt and future possibilities.

RAD has learnt so much along the way and hopes others can benefit from our learnings too!
– check out our online version here
– visit the exhibition at Space Academy371 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central

Huge thanks for Sustainable Initiatives Fund Trust (SIFT) for generously supporting this project. The lessons from this research are already making RAD Bikes more sustainable.

Afterschools Term 2 2016, sign up now!

RAD Afterschools Bike Maintenance Program

Calling all 10-14 year olds keen to be more RAD!

Cost: FREE!

Dates: 12th May – 30th June

Day / Time: Thursdays, 4-5.30pm

Location: RAD Shed at The Commons, cnr of Kilmore & Durham St

Who’s it for: Anyone with an interest in learning more about bikes, you don’t even have to be able to change a tyre, we will teach you all.

Only 10 places available, so be sure to sign up quick!

email: (nic) or (jess)

PS: Like all things RAD we are flexible with the details, so if you have any questions / suggestions, feel free to send an email to our lovely RADmum Jess or our equally lovely educator Nic and they will be happy to give you a bell for a no-obligations-free-chat.